There are many magic and mysterious sights and locations in Sri Lanka that create lifetime memories for everyone who has had the pleasure and privilege to see them.
You can include any one of our eight UNESCO World Heritage sites among them—and especially the spellbinding Lion Rock at Sigiriya.
The travel blog Travelynn Family chats about the joys of family holidays in Sri Lanka with Kaylie, a regular visitor with her husband and two children. “The landscape is breathtaking. Lush green jungle, impressive rocky spires, lakes and pristine national parks full of wildlife.”
Sri Lanka was a land of kingdoms, and few places better reflect this ancient heritage than Polonnaruwa, which lies at the heart of our famed Cultural Triangle. The city’s revered ancient structures now lie in ruins, but they still reflect the power and influence of our royal antecedents and the influence of Buddhism.
Nothing illustrates the history and mystery of ancient Sri Lanka and its Buddhist traditions better than Polonnaruwa, which lies at the heart of our famed Cultural Triangle.
Every full moon, or poya, means a public holiday in Sri Lanka—and none is so important as the poson poya, on June 8 this year, which celebrates the arrival of Buddhism on our shores nearly 1,500 years ago.
Buddhism is the heart and soul of Sri Lanka. Although we are a happily multicultural tropical island nation, it is Buddhism that is the cornerstone of life for three-quarters of our population.